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18 August 2021
'Every Woman Is Really Scared,' Says Reporter In Taliban-Controlled Kabul
Current Time freelance reporter Liza Karimi describes life on the streets of Taliban-controlled Kabul, three days after the militants first entered the Afghan capital. She says many people -- especially women -- remain fearful, despite Taliban reassurances.
20 July 2021
No Jab, No Job: Moscow Employers Struggle To Meet Vaccination Requirements
Amid a wave of COVID-19 infections in Russia, Moscow and other local governments have made vaccinations mandatory for workers in sectors such as retail, health care, and transportation. But some managers say their employees have quit rather than get vaccinated.
27 February 2020
Prague Names Square After Slain Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov
The city of Prague has renamed a square in front of Russia's embassy in the Czech capital as Boris Nemtsov Square. The honor, on the fifth anniversary of the Russian opposition leader's assassination in Moscow, follows similar tributes in Washington and Vilnius.
25 February 2020
Russian Political Hit: Five Years On, Nemtsov's Killing Remains A Mystery
The killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on February 27, 2015, shocked pro-democracy advocates around the world. Despite the conviction of five men for carrying out a contract hit, the biggest question has yet to be answered: Who ordered his killing?
13 November 2019
Magnitsky's Legacy: New Tools To Support Human Rights In Russia And Beyond
Ten years ago, a little-known Russian lawyer working for a Western financial firm died in custody in Moscow. Sergei Magnitsky's name is now enshrined in human rights laws in the United States and around the world. Russian President Vladimir Putin is still fuming.
04 October 2019
Russia's Path From LiveJournal Boom To Internet Crackdown
LiveJournal was founded in Seattle, but became the go-to platform for Russian activists. Then the Kremlin hit back, heralding a wider crackdown on Internet freedom. This story is part of Current Time's documentary series InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet.
02 September 2019
'A Sniper Will Kill You': Mother And Son Recall Terror Of Beslan Siege
Fifteen years ago, militants with ties to the insurgency in Chechnya stormed a school in Beslan, southern Russia, taking more than 1,200 children and adults hostage. For a brief moment, a mother and her young son were at the center of the crisis, as she volunteered to act as a messenger between the militants and Russian forces.
12 June 2019
Police Detain Hundreds At Moscow Protest
Police detained dozens of demonstrators who turned out for a march in Moscow on June 12 to maintain pressure on authorities following the release of Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter who was arrested on a drug charge supporters said was fabricated.